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Old 02-12-2019, 03:51 PM
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For destroying your lawn? For the past couple weeks I noticed something was digging up my lawn. So I decided to set up one of my cameras in the backyard. I finally got him on video digging for worms and bugs. Even staring down at the camera. I decided to contact one of our local trappers who relocates them. But before I could make an appointment. A neighbor couple doors down tells me he was having the same problem so “I took care of it” Admitting that he laid out some chicken with poison in it.

Now while I don’t enjoy looking at my grass all torn up. I would not have gone as far as ending the poor things life.

What would you have done?







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.22 magnum.
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Bang. Problem solved.
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Feed them and they won't dig up your lawn.

They love cheap *** dry cat food.
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Trap, relocate, release.
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I get a couple around here and just leave them be, unless they show signs of being rabid, then yes no problem plugging them. Thankfully they have been cute little guys just trying to get some grub.
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That is mean. Why didn't you just shoot him instead of making him have a painful death? He had just as much right to live as you do. Why didn't you just trap him and move him elsewhere?
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Oops, sorry...I thought you poisoned him. Please just trap him and move him elsewhere.
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Originally Posted by Silverback51 View Post
Feed them and they won't dig up your lawn.

They love cheap *** dry cat food.
And, in general, you serve a nice Chardonnay with cheap-*** dry cat food. Not too dry, not too fruity....something nice on the nose.
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Oops, sorry...I thought you poisoned him. Please just trap him and move him elsewhere.
That was the plan. But my neighbor took matters into his own hands. I'll admit I was a little upset. Raccoon hasn't come around in over a week. My guess is that the little guy is already "gone"

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Trapping and relocating wild animals in California is illegal. Just google "relocating wild animals in California".

75% of them will die a cruel death from starvation, dehydration and exposure due to a change in environment.

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I will kill a raccoon for no other reason than I have a gun in my hand and a raccoon wanders by.

Rocket is the only raccoon (sorry, I mean yard panda) that I wouldn't kill

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Trapping and relocating wild animals in California is illegal. Just google "relocating wild animals in California".

75% of them will die a cruel death from starvation, dehydration and exposure due to a change in environment.
Yet one more reason most of us would never live there.
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Well....put down GrubEx and get rid of what he is digging up your lawn for.....

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never had a problem with them and we have lots of them in the 'hood. they get into garbage once in awhile, but keep the lid on and only set it out the morning of trash pick-up. had a feral cat problem, set live traps and re-located them. called the city animal control. they were so overwhelmed I got a couple live traps from a friend. he uses them on his farm all the time.
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I wouldn't.
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Killed one that looked rabid once. But relocated a couple healthy ones with a live trap.
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I have trapped them and moved them. About 9 years ago we had a family of them from a disfunctional family upbringing.

Now I feed the new visitor scraps regularly and she (she brought her kits one day) never damages my bedding plants or gets into the green garbage bin. She got fattened up well for the winter and is now in hibernation.

Fun to watch one amble by my cat. They just look at each other and seem to know that they are equals.

About 7 years ago one evening, one knocked down an old guy on our street. The coon was shaking and just stayed there. I wrapped it up in a sheet for animal control to deal with the next day. Said it likely had distemper. There is no rabies in Toronto...maybe some bats might have it.

We have 1.5 acres live in the country (near Toronto) with a ravine to a river in our back yard. We live THEIR territory and we get along.

Same with the possums.

I hate to kill the wildlife.

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I have an animal trap, and the animal control pick them up and transports them out of my life.
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Originally Posted by ratflinger View Post
I will kill a raccoon for no other reason than I have a gun in my hand and a raccoon wanders by.

Rocket is the only raccoon (sorry, I mean yard panda) that I wouldn't kill
That would be Trash Panda
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